PSY 112 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Dependent And Independent VariablesPremium
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• Conducting Psychological Research:
➢ Research: systematic inquiry aimed at the discovery of new knowledge.
o Research of different psychologists is designed w/ different goals which
require different approaches.
▪ Research Design: specific methods researcher uses to collect,
analyze, & interpret data.
❖ Psychologists use 3 major types of research designs in their
A. Descriptive: observes specific behaviors & records the
◆ Goal: observe & record specific behaviors.
Provides relatively complete pic of what’s occurring at
Allows development of questions for further study.
Doesn’t assess relationships among variables.
Can be unethical if participants don’t know they’re
B. Correlational: designed to discover relationships among
variables & allow prediction of future events from present
◆ Goal: assess relationships between & among 2 or more
Allows testing of expected relationships between &
among variables & making of predictions.
Can assess relationships in everyday life events.
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